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of the most -- a dramatic chapter in the contemporary u.s. foreign policy. one of the hardest challenges i think for our decision makers is the relationship with iran as the non-relationship with iran as we might say. i felt we might begin our discussion with -- explain to our listeners will why and how you wrote the book. some of the methodological issues so that we get that the state. before we get into the visit ali told stories of these 30 years of the u.s. iran engagement from the perspective of our sort of military to military interaction so, i wonder if we can just start with tell us why he wrote the book and how considering that you are a government historian but this book was really done through a different methodology. >> guest: the genesis started as a dissertation many years ago back in the 90's in the reagan foreign policy in the persian gulf to get one of the catalysts for me as far as an interest in the region itself was my father had been the u.s. central command -- commander from 85 to 88, the u.s. military commander for the middle east. obviously that sort of spurred inte
communications, particularly the terrorist communications that might involve u.s. persons, in other words communications at the one in here in the united states. remember i told you on the 9/11 we began to fight the war and we've got to play defense? as director of the nsa you have a fair amount of authority. you can kind of dial things a little bit, get more aggressive. you can't be haphazard about this, you certainly have to tell congress, but you have the authority. guess what did about 11:00 in the morning on september 11th? if i had the authority to ratchet up, i ratcheted it up. i called george tenet remember the of the committee, also the house intelligence committee said i'm ratcheting up. george comegys ratcheting it up, getting a bit more aggressive, getting high probability we would intercept those kind of messages the would tell us about the next attack. so i tell them george this, george calls me i was with some of the president and vice president. i told them what you are doing. george was making a joke. she said i told them and you're going to jail, mike. the president and
of passing the comprehensive test ban treaty. the u.s. has observed a moratorium on the nuclear testing for the past 20 years but have still ratify the treaty. this is about 45 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, i am steve chaney, ceo of the american security project and welcome to asp. if you're not familiar with asp we are a 501c3 non-profit and take on national-security issues from a non-partisan perspective. we were founded in 2006 by senator hagel, senator kerry, heart and governor christine todd whitman who will remain on the board today. and one of the points they raised them and it's still pertinent today was a lot of these issues when anyone mentions them they get paid into it one way or the other republican or democrat. we tend to feel they should get painted in the perspective of national security. and you will see we have a number of publications outside that we study all of them. energy security, nuclear security, climate change, american competitiveness, asymmetric terrorism among others. so i would encourage you to go on the web site and look at them and see how we take it
, and osama bin laden is dead. [cheers and applause] now, as we saw last week -- >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> now, as we saw last week, we've still got threats out there. we saw the attack on our consulate, and we will bring those murderers to justice. [applause] and that's what as long as i am commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. [applause] and when our troops come home, and they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us because if you served our military -- [applause] a few protected our people, if you fought for our freedom, you shouldn't have to fight for a job when you come home. [applause] mitt romney, he thinks that it was tragic for us to end the war in iraq. he doesn't have a plan to end the war in afghanistan. i have, and i will. and i'll use the money we are no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put folks back to work, rebuilding our roads and our bridges. after a decade of war, we need to do some nationbuilding here at home. [applause] so i know you're g
of the firm's electronic units. he served as a law clerk to judge william webster on the u.s. court of appeals for the eighth circuit and also served as a captain in the u.s. army and is a graduate of the u.s. army advocate general school. second, we have maji at new york university's wagner research center for the leadership and action. as director, she teaches students to become citizens the speaking truth to power in those communities. as a reformist muslim, ms. manji has written multiple books on the trends that are changing as long and it's great to have you today. thank you for being here. and finally, my colleague and friend from the the part of justice, mr. michael leiter is the senior counsel to the chief executive officer as the technologies and former director of the national counterterrorism center. it's great to have you here today as well. the chair now recognizes mr. winter for his testimony. >> i'm joined today by adrian steele, the commissioner who was responsible as the governing authority liaison at the per ton of justice and the fbi and also a staff member george murphy. it
depth" interview he talksho aboutw the area of prohibition s well as the presidential election of 1948. >> a week before the convention, there'sfo a crazy quilt coalitin of democrats, southernsohe segregationist, are strom or jake of chicago liberals likess hubert humphrey.ey members of the rooseveltls like family.ooseve we want ike.l sd ike draws back again.bi. crashes the whole thing. there's another explanation of why truman is able to pull this off even though people are so weary of him. and i can't repeat his exact evn words, but he -- when he hearis the words of the truman or the eisenhower collapses before the convention, you tell those people that any [black] who sits behind the desk get res nominated. it's hard to dump a city president in the nominating process. >> watch booktv entire three-hour interswriew the historian tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >>> the u.n. is your government and mine. and it can be as far from the governments as these governments wanted to be. and sometimes we talk about the u.n. as it -- as they distance in ourselves by doing that we ar
order, the cloture motions with respect to amendment number 2789 and s. 3457 are withdrawn and the bill will be returned to the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i now move to withdraw my motion to proceed to calendar number 499. the presiding officer: the senator has that right. the motion is withdrawn. mr. reid reid: i now, mr. presi, move to proceed to calendar number 511, h.j. res. 117, which is the continuing resolution. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: motion to proceed to the consideration of calendar number 511, h.j. res. 117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013 and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i'm momentarily going to send to the desk a cloture motion that i would ask be reported, but prior to that, i'm filing cloture on this. what a shame. why would we have to file cloture on the continuing resolution? i mean, it's absurd. but i'll go through the process and do it. i think it's just such a shame. i have a cloture a motion at the desk and i ask that it be reported. t
cases involving the u.s.-mexico trafficking activity, and he did that in the context of trying to ensure the wiretap applications were reviewed promptly. .. people are being served all over the united states because they had prior notice of the commission failed to act in our responsibly can subsequently someone else has been harmed. i party identified handers that this particular individual had. and we know he has explicit information about prior activities in the store. there has been information contained according to your report and he's responsible for reviewing, maybe not complete. but the failure to inquire in the communications that take place between one more in which there's this, well, i gestured this effectively demeanor that he understood what he was talking to the atf, where is the duty to inquire that would have led to a clear, articulation of what was going on with operation fast and furious? >> and that i think is a very important question precisely the reason we have the recommendation about deputy ag's meeting to review the affidavit. they are not looking on it just as
: the clerk will report. the clerk: motion to proceed to calendar number 504, s. 3525, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fish, and shooting and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: the next hour will be equally divided between the two leader leaders who are their designees. thas i think we should know andi will be happy to restate it, the next roll call vote will occur at about 1:00 a.m. this morning, an hour after we come in. i'm, of course, hopeful that we can work something out to complete our work. either do it all tonight, tomorrow, or if that doesn't work out, as you know, mr. president, under the rules of the senate, we would have that vote at 1:00 a.m. and we'd have another vote on the c.r., final passage of that would be sunday morning around 7:30-8:00 in the morning. and then that would be immediately followed by the hope to the sportsmen's package. we continue to have discussions. we'll work to see if we can schedule these votes at a more convenient time for senators. everyone sho
corporate military machines took over and told us what you eat and how to eat it. i grew up in the 1960s, the 1970s largely in northern california, and lower middle-class kid. i did not grow up in what we would call the foodie family nowadays, kind of like you mentioned very early on in your book in every moving way for me personally because i really identify with it. when i was a kid my dream was carnation instant breakfast and chocolate malted. and also libbey's fruit cocktail was the bomb. spent but only if you got the cherry. >> i always got it. my mom did not enjoy cooking. my mom shopped once a week for processed food, and that's what i ate. my dad was an office products salesman and used to travel the country, and he would, when he came home, duplicate meals they eat at these kind of great continental restaurants of the 1960s, and thus i think i went, you know, it began me on a journey of appreciating food. i don't think, again to go back what i was saying earlier, that i appreciate food any more than any, of any of you in the room right now. one thing that i have experienced mayb
wants them done and even if their most sensible. if you get five stubborn people in the u.s. house under an open rule, they can suck anything. and in our body, the one we were income you don't even need that many. you need two or three, with one of them either knowing the rules are having when sitting at his side, you can keep anything -- or you can make them vote on each item such that they are embarrassed to go for at the end because they don't want to be of record. so that's what we've got to find a way to get around that to help. otherwise they've got to lead themselves and i'm afraid it's not -- >> that's what you are talking about when you mentioned the procedure fast trac. >> that's exactly correct. >> i agree with you completely on that. bill gray, we've got 12 and a half more minutes so erskine an outcome we will let you go at 3:30. >> first of all let me say how glad i am to your both presentations and i wish i could find a way to go over to the house and senate and pass them this afternoon because they are exactly what we've got to do. we got to do something on the rebel insid
connell it be in order and the senate proceed to consideration of s. 3576, which is legislation i just referred to introduced by senator paul. the text of which is at the desk. that there be up to 60 minutes of debate equally divided between senators paul and kerry or their designees, that upon the use or yielding back of that time the senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, that the vote on passage be subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold and that the bill doesn't achieve that 60 votes, it will be considered as having been read twice, placed on the calendar, that following the vote on passage of that legislation, s. 3576, the senate proceed to the consideration of calendar number 418, s.j. res. 41, there be up to 60 minutes of debate equally divided between senators kerry and paul or their designees, that upon use or yielding back of that time the senate proceed to vote on passage of the joint resolution. that if the joint resolution is not passed it be returned to the calendar. following the vote on the joint resolution the senate resume consideration of h.j. res. 117, the continu
that the greatness that people speak of in terms of the united states, when we talk about the 1940's, the 1950's, the 1960's, 1970's, the marginal rate that folks paid was much greater. nobody says we will go back to that. at the same time, during the clinton years, we had marginal rates that were a little bit higher than they are now and we had some of the best economic times that the country has ever seen. that is what i'm talking about. my concern for the country is that all of this heat has been generated around this issue instead of light and analysis and a sober look at the role that every american play, should play in strengthening our country. that is the concern i have in the long run. >> i want to pick up mr. cruz's suggestion that the economy is in trouble from -- is in trouble. texas has endured. but san antonio has had a tough couple of years. the census bureau report brought these numbers appeared between 2009 and 2011, unemployment in san antonio went up by more than a full point. needed household income has gone down. you know how tough the economy is. you're leaving a city that
in the 1960s and 1970s largely in northern california. a lower middle class kid. i ask not grow up in what we could call a foody family nowadays kind of like you mentioned early on in the book in a very moving way for me personally because i really identify with it. for me, when i was a kid, my dream food was carnation instant breakfast chocolate malt. and also liby's fruit cocktail was the bomb. [laughter] >> only if you got the cherry. [laughter] >> yeah. >> my mom did not enjoy cooking. she shopped once a week for processed food. that's what i ate. my dad was an office product salesman and he used to travel the country, and he would when he came home, duplicate meals that he'd eaten at the great continental restaurants at the 1960s. and i think i went -- it began me on a journey of appreciating food. i don't think, again, to go back, what i was saying earlier i appreciate food anymore than any -- of any of you in the room right now. one thing that i have experienced maybe in my travels, i have lived a lot in southeast asia, and south india, i lived for about a year and a half in a south in
allies in good times and bad. it as he said, must never seize to proclaim the great pins. s of freedom an the -- rights ofman which are the joint inheritance of the english speaking world. what can we learn from frank? the college president who ambitious plan brought churchill there in the first place? i think it's that if we have a goal in mind, an idea, an inspiration, we should pursue it no matter how unrealist it it may at seem at the time. it we commit that each of us are capable then perhaps we too can leave a lasting mark on the world on the fateful day in march 1946. thank you. [applause] [applause] [inaudible] [applause] we'll take some questions. i think we have time for a few, happy few. >> yeah? >> could we use a microphone. we're on c-span. >> they're going bring a microphone around. can we get a microphone here? we have a question here. >> yeah, certainly. >> extremely impressive presentation. >> thank you. churchill has been a hero of mine since i was a child. and i've been much aware of the fact that he had problems with stuttering and you mentioned the deliver i are. c
on the overflight routes, resupply routes, basically, to line up with the u.s. in the fight against taliban and al-qaeda. you know, he took these decisions and implemented them before there was really a whiff of an insurgency. that came, that came several years later. so if you're comparing -- you've got to compare on time where we were '01-'02 with pakistan which was in a pretty reasonable place and where we were with afghanistan which -- with iran which also, you know, showed promise. both went south in very different ways and very different levels of magnitude, but that was in subsequent years. i think a real question is, okay, is there a way to return to some kind of discussion with iran brokered through the iran, not track two, please. i think there may be. and here's why i think it's important. the iranians have always pulled their punches in afghanistan. they could have been a lot worse than they have been. the only explosively-formed projectile, efp, that killed so many americans in afghanistan we've ever found evidence of in iraq, sorry, the only one we ever found evidence of in afghanist
the sort of most striking development in u.s. financial -- [inaudible] recently was this decision by is sec -- by the sec to back off money market funds. do you see that, you know, we've had some action on banks, shadow banks much, much less. money market funds are an essential part of the shadow banking system, and the sec's saying we can't do it. does this leave it up to the fsoc, or what happens next? >> no, i think this is an important issue that the fsoc has to address. in some ways they've made the case already, that money markets are a systemic issue. i think there's been a lot of consensus on that, some of it done by some people in the audience here. and i think now the fact that the sec has been unable to address this, one of the things fsoc was put into place to do was address these situations where you have a systemic issue that isn't being addressed by the primary regulator. and so now this is very much in the fsoc's agenda, i think it has to be. and there's, obviously, you know, a complicated set of questions about exactly how you do this, how, you know, what option is to, esse
brotherhood flag. there are white and black. you are at war the u.s. command march up womack. the white one is peace and they haven't declared peace. they have yellow and green and that is a different story. it's mixed private. it will just confuse you more. here is why have to say and i want to finish with this because i brought time and now they're looking at me like they're charging you. it says yes there is a time for everything under the heavens, to be born and die. carroll and he'll, tear down, read the last one coming and it goes on and on it turns to warlike and peace. it's to march to the street and vote and to start setting people free. the people we vote for choose the kingdom of heaven we were told everybody over us to the ground because the word of god says and now our servants must render to us what we call them to do america. this is time to wake up because the time is upon you. tomorrow i have a breakout session and i will answer a lot of questions to talk deeper and deeper into this. i'm proud to find it in the bill of material to answer. god bless you and god bless the uni
the 1960s. as i went to the documents in the 80s in a fresh way, i begin to realize that that was a lot more important and influence world history much more than certainly eisenhower allowed. he had khrushchev here and they agreed to have a general summit here. i think at that summit in may of 1963, it would have accelerated this cold war. when the plane went down and khrushchev demagogue claims over our chair territory from eisenhower accidentally put khrushchev in a position of being extremely tough. eisenhower had to be tough in response. and so the attitude was set for the whole campaign. it was a very tough cold war era in which the two competed. not for the medal of who could continue eisenhower's opening to the soviets, which would have been the case, but who would be a tougher cold warrior. if it weren't for u-2, there would be no shoe pounding. >> host: welcome to the tv. this month we have presidential historian michael beschloss. as our guests come he will be here for the next three hours. we will take your calls, e-mails and tweets. if you live in the time zones, look for th
-span video library. the u.s. senate is about to gavel in. on the agenda is an agenda that will provide work training for veterans looking for civilian jobs giving them priority for hiring in federal jobs. the chamber voted 95-1 to move the bill forward. live to the senate floor on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. lord of salvation, sometimes we're tempted to doubt your promises and to feel cynical about the chaos in our world. when these feelings come, help us to remember your great deeds in our nation's history, recalling the many victories you have already helped us win. continue to lead our lawmakers, like a shepherd, in green pastures and beside still waters. nourish their spirit with the food of your wisdom, soothing their doubts and calming their fears. give them indefatigable courage for the living of these challenging days, using them as instruments to share hope and encouragement to our nation and world. and, lord, we thank you today for the life and legacy of a
] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ we are leaving the pentagon 9/11 remembrance ceremony at this point to go live to the u.s. senate. a quick reminder you can continue watching live coverage on line at c-span.org. the u.s. senate u.s. senate as about to gavel in for the day. lawmakers are expected to consider a bill dealing with training for veterans looking for civilian jobs but also give veterans referential treatment. at 12:30 eastern they will recess for weekly party lunches lunches and when they returned they will hold a procedural vote on the veterans jobs bill. live coverage now of the u.s.d e senate here on c-span2. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, the source of our being, on this 11th anniversary of september, we pause to remember how you sustain us even through life's tragedies. recalling the deaths and injuries, the heroism and the patriotism, it's easy for us to be thankful for your presence and power. continue to guide this land we love on the labyrinthine path to greatness, protecting it from dangers seen and unseen, as you heal its doubts and divisions. use our senators for your glory as our
years -- forbe the firs--for the first time in 50 s in this body we have not taken up the defense authorization bill. we're in a war. we continue to have attacks on american citizens. americans' national security is at risk. and we can't even do enough for the men and women who are serving to pass legislation that is so vital to their future and their ability to defend this nation? shameful. ms. ayotte: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. ms. ayotte: our troops are fighting and being attacked in afghanistan. iran marches toward the capability of having a nuclear weapon, terrorists have you had inned our diplomats. innocent civilians are being murdered in syria by a despotic regime. mr. president, the world is a dangerous place. president obama, stop leading from behind. president obama, lead an effort. right in our military faces devastating cuts that your own secretary of defense said we'd be shooting ourselves in the head, that webbed undermining our national security for generations. we heard what's happed happening in the world. lead, be the c
report that verizon puts out early each year, coming out early 2013. and that has information from u.s. government from the secret service and from interpol international investigative agencies. on the frequency of cybercrime and not just financial losses. but the types of breaches without getting into the privacy invasion, doesn't name any of the companies, doesn't name any of the individuals. so i just wanted to clarify what that was. another question. >> you mentioned that if we drop a bomb on another country drops a bomb on one of our businesses, that very clear violation law, it's an attack, we'll do something about it. one the issues i've heard from officials like general alexander race is that cyber attack has not been defined yet. and that we talk about they have been hacked, by defining cyberattacks, foreign country or someone else has attacked us and we can take action needs to be done. can that be done, does that need to be done internationally? is that a legislative issue? doesn't need to be addressed in this legislation? >> you say cna, so the analogy i use was the bomb wh
, former president jimmy carter talks about u.s./cuba relations at a recent latin america conference. then congressional reporters share their insight on fiscal cliff issues scheduled to take effect early next year. and later, the senate returns from its summer recess at 2 p.m. eastern from legislative business followed at 5 eastern by debate on a roll call vote on a u.s. court nomination for iowa's southern district. >> watch and engage as president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meet next month for three 90-minute debates. the first is wednesday, october 3rd, at the university of denver focusing on domestic policy. followed by the second debate on tuesday, the 16th, at has that university on long island, new york, as the candidates take questions in a town hall-style format. and the candidates meet a final time on monday, october 23nd, at lynn university in florida as -- 22nd. and the vice presidential candidates meet for their one and only debate on thursday, october 11th, at seven tremendous college in danville, kentucky. watch the debates on c-span, c-sp
the world war ii generation, the 1960s and politics today. a peabody and emmy award winner, mr. brokaw is the author of six books including new york times' bestseller, "the greatest generation." his memoir, "a long way from home," and his 2011 release "the time of our lives." >> host: tom brokaw, what was your reaction when you were asked to be president nixon's press secretary? >> guest: um, startled, i suppose, is the best way of describing it and hoping that i would be up to it. >> host: where were you with nbc? >> guest: i was in los angeles. i was just kind of beginning my ramping up in my career. i had just signed a new contract. it was ae very unsettling moment forme me. i actually just recentlyentl reunited with the man who took me to lunch and made me the offer. >> host: who was that? >> guest: his name was cliff miller, and he said they didn't give up, they kept coming back to him. miller. he looked into his ice he is not going to do this. you're always flattered when some one in the white house want you to serve in an important role. my family were not nixon people. to put i
by this senate in her current position, u.s. attorney, northern district of iowa. ms. rose is a hawkeye through and through, receiving two degrees from the university of iowa, b.a., 1994, j.d., 1996. obviously, miss rose was on a fast track through law school. after graduation from law school, she rose -- she wisely chose to remain in iowa and iowa was fortunate for that decision. she first served as law clerk in the u.s. attorney's office, northern district of iowa, in 1997 she was hired as a full-time attorney in that same office, where she has risen through the ranks and now heads that office. she served as special assistant u.s. attorney, 1997 through 1999 and as assistant u.s. attorney, 1999 to the year 2009. during this time, she was lead counsel in the prosecution of more than 250 cases. these cases spanned a wide range of legal issues from violent crimes and drug offense to immigration violations and money laundering. additionally, she has handled approximately 45 federal civil cases. these cases have included post-conviction relief and asset forfeitable matters as well as freedom of in
so many ways. the idea of going to work for i him never faintly passed across my consciousness.s set and i was -- i wasn't in a state of terror, i was in a state of ofty. i didn't want it to get out. i didn't want people to think i was a kennedy person or a nixon person or a johnson person. i went back to nbc and said youd have to get me o out of this.omn wlienne goodman was coming down to the white house the next day, he want to him and said we have big plans with tom. he wants to pursue his career. it went away what? do you want to hear they followup?eer no one knew about it.of t and many years later, after watergate and the resignation of the president, i was doing a receipted retrospective on the u watergate. i was embraced from behind in a bear hug and a voice said to do. you know how many times i looked and you scene said i could sent you to jail. when i turned fifty they went around with a camera crew to get the reactions from a lot ofde-ed people. a camera crew came back to myhew office wide eyed an tipped you off. l is said we've been with richard nixon. he was standing in f
. and in exchange for removing those barriers and opening their markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing nations will receive you as assistant packages focused on developing the institutions of liberty and rule of, property rights. we will focus our efforts on small and medium-sized business is. microfinance has been an effective tool of promoting enterprise and prosperity, but we've got to expand to small and medium-size businesses as well that are oftentimes too large for microfinance and too small for traditional banking. the aim of a much larger share of our aid must be the promotion of work, and the fostering of free enterprise. nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently then sharing the insights that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. and that is that free people, pursuing happiness in their own ways, build a small -- strong and prosperous nation. when i was and is as i travel to a number of countries. i was often struck by the vast difference and wealth among nations that were sometimes neighbors. some of that was of
the people remember in the 80's talk about a republican lock on the electoral college and having conversations like that with lee atwater. if you look from 2012, the democrats have won the popular road and five of the six elections, the same record as republicans from 68 to 88 and i think if you look at this in the same era only two things have changed when the republicans dominated the second period. the had the chance to win five out of six. the next is the changing composition which is described in 1984 when reagan won 65% of the total vote. 27% were college-educated whites and 12% were minorities. the minority voters essentially doubled to 26% and the college share has ticked up to 25% and then on college all the way down to 39% and you are projecting that the walls which even further. in fact if you take riggins off's share of the vote in 84 among the college life minorities and project for 2008 they will go from 69 to 62 by itself. that's the one thing. it's like the plus conversion, the first decade after world war ii is better among them on college and college whites. eve
on that of 2020, and one of the things that we put in our authorization bill was to make the u.s. part of the space station national laboratory so that outside interests, other agencies, corporations, universities, could actually buy experiments there and use them. my question is, what other ways would you have to further utilize and better utilize the space station that we certainly invested heavily in producing and it has now been extended, which is great, but extend it even though we can't get to it on our own with our own juice yet that we will in the next two years, and what would you suggest that we ought to be doing to better utilize its? >> first of all let me just state that when our commission basically recommended we extend the lifetime of the station to 2020, we also a definite extension and the -- they will decide to continue and it's that indefinite time horizon that is the important one that would enable people from the non-nasa community and from the outside world to have enough sense and knowledge that the resource will be there that they can then begin to plan long-te
the authority to grant certain child welfare waivers. it specifically allowed h.h.s. to waive provisions included in section 4-e of the social security act. congress gave h.h.s. that authority because the congress had been asked by states for flexibility to waive certain provisions of section iv-e. because everyone consumed the executive branch could not waive section 407 of the social security act, no one believed they could waive title iv-e of the social security act. but, mr. president, if you go and look up section 402, just as there is a reference to section 407 containment in that section, so too is there a reference to title iv-e. if the administration really believes in their heart of hearts that they have carte blanche to waive whatever is even mentioned in section 402, why did they have to wait around for congress to give them that authority? their answer, of course, is that they never had the authority to begin with, and i believe even they know that to be true today. i'm talking about the administration. the executive branch. but the real issue, mr. president, beyond the rhet
. june 28th kirk lippold, commanding officer of the u.s.'s coal at the time of the attack will discuss his book front burner al qaeda's attack on the uss cool. on july 12th, his excellency, john mahama of, will discuss his book my first coup d'etat and other true stories from the lost decades of africa. [laughter] on july 24, thomas young a novelist and member of the national guard will discuss his novel the renegades, and bonds of timber 19, jeffrey toobin, legal analyst for cnn and the new yorker will discuss his book, the oath, the obama white house and the supreme court. if you would like to receive an e-mail about upcoming book craps, i believe there is a list of side, so please, sign the list and we will keep you in touch on upcoming the crops. all of our book raps benefit the journalist deutsch which is why we restrict outside books. copies of tim's a book may be purchased if you haven't done so already outside in the hallway. >> please do. [laughter] >> joining him on the panel this evening is a chip cronkite, a producer, editor and filmmaker and the son of the legendary report
. as michael said, we're going close today's forum on a truly special note with u.s. secretary of education arne duncan. under secretary duncan's leadership, department of education has worked increased college graduation rates expected by the end of the decade is to have the highest rate in the country. and then that context of security increases a pell grants and launched an income-based loan repayment student loan repayment program. as you well know, secretary duncan has put in place, moved forward, a reform effort, a race to the top, and also investing in education. secretary duncan has lead the department in investing in substantially low performance schools throughout the country, a subject that we have discussed today. secretary duncan has been immersed in public education throughout his career, he was chief executive office of the chicago public school system, and with enormous skees united the education community behind the school reform in chicago. following the remarking, he will take questions from the floor. with that it is my enormous pleasure to welcome to the podium united s
this week. ambassador stevens and other victims were killed during a an attack on the u.s. consulate. they are investigating whether it was a coordinated terrorist attack that took advantage of pretty tests in arab world over a anti-muslim video. earlier today the american enterprise institute hosted a discussion on this week's violent demonstrations in egypt, libya and yemen. panelists forecast similar incidents in the future as these governments are expected to experience lengthy transitions. this is just over an hour. >> good morning everybody. i'm danielle pletka. i'm vice president of foreign policies studies here at the american enterprise institute. i have two good friends i think i can call you good friends, joining me this morning for a discussion of what is going on in libya, what has been going on in egypt and broadly about the middle east and where things are going. we laid this event on very quickly. i'm especially grateful for my colleagues joining me and you all here. let me introduce you to the bureau chief of al arabiya here in washington and well-known expert on the
've been living in texas since the 1980s. i can tell what you burr was accused of doing was one of the founding fathers of texas, sam houston, actually did 30 years later, namely, go off into mexican territory, by then it was mexican rather than spanish territory, and foment a war and seize part of this foreign territory for the united states. this is what made andrew jackson famous in the wake of the war of 1812. he, without authorization, rode into spanish florida and drove the spanish away. burr lived long enough to appreciate the irony of this. burr didn't get accolades for what jackson and houston did. burr instead got an indictment for treason. and the treason trial forms a large portion of my book. why do i spend time on the treason trial? in part because it allows me to bootleg some of the big stories of history into this little story. and also because in writing this book after writing that book about the murder of jim fisk, for the love of josie mansfield, at the heart of which are three murder trials, i realized what dick wolf discovered years ago. dick wolf is the in
wish and center completed and operational assessment of d.e.a.m.s. and highlighted some concerns with accounting accuracy and consistency, software development and testing, and change management of our workforce. we have corrective actions in place to address these issues, and we're doing some preliminary testing. and i can tell you that what we're hearing is very encouraging on that. in closing, the air force appreciates this panel is commitment and support to the air force audit readiness efforts and we look forward to continuing to work with you and achieving auditable financial statements. again, thank you for holding this hearing and allowing me to testify today. i look forward to your questions. >> thank you. thank you, panel members said we appreciate your efforts year. i want to welcome mr. cooper and ask if you might have any opening comments? >> now opening comments. >> okay. with that we will begin with our questions, and secretary hill, i will begin with you and then ask the other panelist also to give me their perspective. the senate recently passed a bill which incl
is to create a veterans' job corps. it's modeled after the civilian conservation corps of the 1930's. the veterans' job corps would put veterans back to work restoring and protecting americans' public lands and waters. the bill would also create opportunities for veterans to serve as police and firefighters. and fires responders. -- and first responders. we've had some success on this with a smaller-scale project like the veterans' fire corps pilot program at the u.s. departmen-- at theu.s. departme. in fact it's been so successful that folks who run these programs say they can hardly keep trainees in the program because they're picked up for full-time employment so fast. so we're expanding this idea from this pilot study that has been so successful. we're expanding it now into the veterans' job corps. now, mr. president, 10% of this bill's money will go to hiring veterans with the specialties such as military police for civilian law enforcement and for military specialties such as a medic and firefighters for first responders. not only would this bill help protect our communities, b
at u.s. military bases. the former director of the national counterterrorism center, michael i'der, urged congress to improve counterterrorism investigation. this hearing was held to examine loopholes in various federal agencies that held to the 2009 -- led to the 2009 attack at fort hood, texas. in this hour and 50-minute event, he emphasized sharing among federal agencies to prevent terrorist attacks in the u.s. [background sounds] >> [inaudible] the purpose of this hearing is to examine information sharing across relevant intelligence and law enforcement agencies, specifically as it pertains to the report issued by the webster commission. which focused on the fort hood attack. and as i mentioned, mr. winter, let me applaud you for your great work and, mr. webster, on that report. i now recognize myself for an opening statement. before we begin today's hearing, we should pay tribute to our brave diplomats who serve our nation abroad. unfortunately, one of our ambassadors, chris stevens, and three of his ceilings were killed -- colleagues were killed on tuesday, the 11th anniv
cares for people. i know what he did when he was a bishop in the l.d.s. church, the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. i was a bishop when i was running for senate and i've got to tell you, i spent at least 30 hours a week at my own time and expense because there is no paid clergy in the l.d.s. faith other than the general authorities. those are very few people. and we all volunteer our time. but help, we help people from every walk of life. now, i'm here today to talk about some very important things that are related to what i've just been saying. mr. president, there's been much discussion by president obama about the source of our current economic and fiscal challenges. the president seems to suggest that we could easily return to the prosperity of the 1990's by adopting the policies of president clinton. particularly by raising taxes to the level they were at during his presidency. at the recent democrat national convention president clinton himself made a similar argument. but the positive and economic and fiscal history of the 1990's was not owing to higher tax rates
chiefs of staff from 2001-2005. admiral james loy, u.s. coast guard retired. former deputy u.s. secretary of homeland security. the attendant general norman seip brigadier-general belinda pinckney and mr. charles milam, acting secretary of defense for military community family policy. our first speaker will be admiral james loy. we will take a few questions from the me after all the speakers conclude and we will segway to 1-on-1 interviews. thank you. >> good morning to you all. thank you, amy and thank you for use -- for your personal commitment to this cause. if you think this is difficult, try 300 general officers. thanks to the leadership of amy's team we made good progress over the last several years. two years ago our initial reports prompted the tension and properly so. the report added pressure to the effort to set nutritional standards and school menus across the country. those standards are in the process of being made into action today. today's report recognizes our kids have other sources of things to eat during the school band challenges government authorities in the process
about his tax proposal. he was a u.s. senator. he was a senator for six years. during his time in the senate, his fiscal policies turned masses surpluses into massive deficits. the federal deficit went up $16,000 every second george allen was the united states senator. voted to raise the debt ceiling four times, voted to raise his own salary four times. now he's talking like a conservative, but his record shows he can't have another crack at it because his actions don't match his word. again, i think the right strategy is an aggregated examination of deductions rather than fighting issue-to-issue. you can have the amount or percentage vary by income or how the tax code is already. that's the most likely path to lead to success. >> we're out of time on that answer. >> can i have time to rebut? >> not according to your rules. i like more than less, but going on. >> governor allen, virginia voters are divided on whether they want the affordable care act to stay or go because it's not completely ruled out and because it's so complex. do you want to completely get rid of the law as
with remarks like the honorable arne duncan, secretary of the u.s. department of education. he will make his remarks, and then he will entertain questions from the floor. this is a truly remarkable program that will give all of us the opportunity to listen to and engage with important thought leaders in this absolutely critical area. for development elect rule concept for this area come and then to bring the program together, let me thank three people. michael greenstone, threats of the hamilton project, karen anderson, managing director of the hamilton project, and adam mooney, project and senior fellow brookings institute. let me also thank our enormously talented and hard-working staff, without which nothing that we do at the hamilton project would over. with that i thank you for being -- would occur. the pudding is yours. -- the podium is yours. >> [inaudible conversations] >> thank you everyone for joining us. i think the reason we're here today is the history of america is really been one of having the k-12 system that is in been in the world. and i think enforcement over the last coup
's, people were intended to live in western states. openness brawling areas like wyoming and montana. they are largely men and migrant workers who would move into more stable relationships. today the overwhelming majority of people living alone are in cities. atlanta and denver and minneapolis, seattle, san francisco, more than 40% of all households are one-person households, again, households without children. in washington, d.c., where we are right now, and manhattan, where i live, it is almost 50% of households. these are the enormous changes. when i first started the book, i thought this must be an american story. this is about a country that worships self-reliance and individualism, this is the legacy of carow and henderson but we'd laugh when it comes to living alone. it's much more common in european nations, especially in scandinavia. and it's even more common in japan >> so, thinking of the international dimension of that, i thought it was interesting that though you are saying that -- and he made the point in the book that living alone is occurring in other places, that the
and make sure they don't supply to the u.s. government or to our prime contractors but that is a yellow tape issue. the more complex issues are those who are trying to attempt to enter the supply chain for the nefarious purposes for failure or exultation and that is where i think our main challenge is that we face and you have to come up with different solutions to each problem. it's not going to be a one-size-fits-all, no matter how much we would like it to be. you can't take an ax and will be successful program in the department of defense for managing the supply chain and then all of a sudden decide that you are going to apply that single solution to everything the department of defense by is. we wouldn't people to buy anything if that were the case. >> the only thing i would add is the trusten suppliers of objects but also as melissa referred to in her talk those that support those things the trust that might install or maintain them as well. >> i think we are talking about multiple definitions of a trusted supplier to the if you look at it from the business point of view, many of t
and women. there are over 77,000 u.s. service members deployed in afghanistan right now who remain in harm's way. these men and women willingly joined the military during a time of war. they want nothing more than to serve our country. they fight for our way of life so that we don't have to and so that our children and grandchildren will not have to. i'm going to highlight three servicemen from north carolina who have made the ultimate sacrifice. i have personally spoken with their families, and i want to share their great love of country with you because it is so important that all americans understand our military and their families' -- their families sacrifice so much for all of us. from my home state of north carolina alone there are more than 6,000 of our finest sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, moms and dads, deployed in afghanistan. they are the men and women of the second marine expeditionary force, second marine division, second marine aircraft wing and second marine logistics group from camp lejeune and cherry point. they are the men and women from the national guard and
, privacy and the u.s. economy tonight at 8 eastern on c-span2. >> senator claire mccaskill and congressman todd akin participated in a debate friday in one of the closest senate races in the country. the cook political report rates this race as likely democratic, also participating in this debate is third party libertarian candidate jonathan dyne. this debate is hosted by the missouri press association. it's about an hour. >> moderator: thank you, phil, and welcome again to the missouri press association debates. let me introduce to you today our candidates. we have to my left republican congressman todd akin. [applause] in the middle, democratic senator claire mccaskill. [cheers and applause] and at the end, libertarian candidate jonathan dyne. [applause] let me also introduce to you today our panel of journalists who will be joining me in asking questions today of the candidates. we have nacine, a student at the university of missouri. we have bill miller of the washington missourian, and jeff fox of the independence examiner. now, let me briefly go over the rules of our debate today. th
.n.a. at the s they were able to match it to someone in another state who had been imprisoned, and they were able to charge that case. think of the justice for those family members and also for the rest of the country, where you know that hopefully this conviction will be made and there will be -- they will be able to make sure that this person is behind bars forever. these are the kinds of things that happen these days with the new technology we have. but unless we have people trained to use that technology, unless we have people that are able to work with victims, unless we have victims that feel comfortable coming forward when they are sexually assaulted or are a victim of domestic assault, none of it means anything to the system, and that's why the vawa bill is so important. another area of improvement with this bill is the effort to more effectively provide services to victims from traditionally underserved communities. this bill adds new definitions that will help make sure that vawa funded programs provide a wider variety of services that address the needs of racial and ethnic minorities.
, it shows that you will bring into the u.s. treasury $392 million less because that money was collected early in the previous year, $392 million less in year six. it never is a net increase to the u.s. treasury, although it might appear to, according to the conventions of accounting, that the c.b.o. uses around here. and c.b.o. knows this is true. they would tell you if you would ask about this. they know exactly what this system is, but they follow their rules, and in the fifth year, they suggest we have a $392 million surplus from this advance collection of corporate taxes, and it's not so. so my colleagues, this is a problem for us. we do not need to continue down this pathway. we need to be honest with the american people. the president of the united states should be objecting to this kind of stuff. he should say no, you can't play that game. the majority leader, senator reid, should be saying no, that's a manipulation, the budget chairman, senator conrad, ought to say no, it violates the budget act. this isn't the way to do it. senator burr's alternative piece of legislation that w
-span. and our campaign 2012 coverage will continue tomorrow with the debate between candidates for u.s. senate in nevada. that will start at 11:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow night live on c-span. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east and other developing countries, i will initiate something of will call prosperity pack working with the private sector. the program will identify that barriers to investment and trade and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism in developing nations. and in exchange for removing those barriers and opening markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance package is focused on developing the institutions of liberty, the rule of law and property rights. >> we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. these are not simply american values are western values, they are universal values. even as there will be huge challenges to come with the transition to democracy, i am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about the stabi
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